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May 18, 2024, declared “Rob Scherer Day” in Ashland

  The Ashland Select Board recognized Rob Scherer this past Wednesday for his extensive contributions to Ashland, as he retires from the Select Board. Rob moved to Ashland with his wife Marcia and quickly became an integral part of the community. 
  Elected to the Board of Selectmen in 1996, he worked on key issues like water quality, state funding, and community projects such as the MBTA station and a water treatment plant. He played a significant role in the Upper Charles Trail project and secured funds through the American Rescue Plan Act. 
  Rob is also a Lifetime Member of the Democratic Town Committee and has served on the board for 12 years with various members and town managers. 
  The proclamation designated May 18, 2024, as Robert Scherer Day to honor his dedication and achievements in Ashland as he steps down from his role.

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